Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors – Criminal fraud
A general offence of fraud is created under Section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006. The Act sets out three ways of committing fraud:
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so; and
- Fraud by abuse of position.
Criminal fraud can involve a wide range of activities and sectors – including financial fraud, cartels and price fixing, false accounting, embezzlement and tax evasion.
Fraud can be a minor or major crime, but regardless of the type of offence committed it is important to take expert legal advice if facing fraud allegations or if it is likely an investigation will be launched.
Those who suffer loss as a result of fraud on a bank account, credit card or other type of financial fraud also need to take expert legal advice from a firm specialising in fraud claims as soon as possible.
Banks have a legal duty to protect their customers and business clients from fraud – and any failure in this duty may lead to a claim for damages.
Duncan Lewis can advise at any stage of a charge involving fraud, including allegations relating to:
- Boiler room scams
- Company fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Financial fraud
- Identity fraud
- Insurance fraud
- Mortgage fraud
- Online fraud
- Ponzi schemes
- White collar crime.
Duncan Lewis has considerable expertise in advising on all types of fraud and can negotiate with investigating and prosecuting authorities such as BIS, HMRC, FCA, SFO, OFT, Insolvency Service and City of London Police.
Duncan Lewis fraud lawyers can also advise on recovery of assets and asset tracing in fraud cases, including cross-border fraud.
For expert legal advice on Criminal Fraud, call Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.